cultural powerhouse, but he says the party's heavy hand smothers true artistic expression. >> translator: the government keeps saying it wants to nurture art, but what art are they talking about? there's no way we can create something that can be called art here. they're deceiving people. yes, you can make money if you go along with the government, but is that the way to nurture art? what's the point of it? >> reporter: china's government censors films, publications and tv shows, so many people are hard-pressed to say what they think. authorities want to turn china into a powerhouse of culture, but it is difficult to reconcile culture with censorship. nhk world, beijing.